Monday, May 18, 2015

Job Opening: Sr. Conservation Specialist (Cincinnati, OH)

The Preservation Lab, a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, is pleased to announce the following position. This position works in a team environment preserving the collections of the two parent institutions. The Preservation Lab is on the west campus of the University of Cincinnati.

General Description

The University of Cincinnati Libraries seeks a collaborative, motivated, and skilled individual to preserve and conserve the cultural heritage materials, primarily book and paper, of the two cooperating institutions. The primary responsibilities of the Senior Conservation Technician include conservation treatment of special collections/medium rare materials, exhibition preparation, and special conservation projects. 
The lab is an open, hybrid lab environment with a staff of seven, as well as students and volunteers. It is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, and is a collaborative lab that is jointly managed, staffed, and funded by both UC Libraries and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH).

To apply:
Please apply by the close of the work day on June 8th, 2015.

Ashleigh N. Schieszer
Book and Paper Conservator, Lab Manager
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Ph: (513) 556-4289
Located at The University of Cincinnati Libraries
2911 Woodside Dr.
PO Box 210033
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0033

Friday, May 8, 2015

Book arts instructor for art summer camp

From Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp, New Milford CT:

We are immediately seeking a Bookarts instructor for our summer arts program
in New Milford, CT for campers ages 10-16. Candidates must be 21 years or
older. Dates are June 25-Augsut 24, 2015 and the salary is $2000 including
room/board/extras. Candidates should contact Mickey at 800-636-5218 or

We would be grateful for any leads or ideas. Thank you!

Laura Morris

Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
Mickey and Laura Morris

59 Buck's Rock Road
New Milford, Ct. 06776
Tel. 860.354.5030
Fax 860.354.1355

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Conservator Opening at Princeton U.

Princeton University Library is seeking an experienced rare books conservator

to join our Preservation Department and help shape the direction of its
conservation program.  I welcome the opportunity to meet with anyone
interested in or simply curious about the position at the upcoming AIC
meeting. Please seek me out while there, or contact me via email
( in advance of the meeting to make arrangements to get together.

Many of you are already familiar with the breadth and depth of Princeton’s collections which include printed books and manuscripts from across a wide spectrum of traditions and time periods. The conservator working with these collections will find many rewards.

Treatment is the primary focus of the position. However, it’s also important to us that the post holder is involved with the field as a whole, is thoughtful about the forces shaping it, and its future direction. We seek someone who is interested in engaging these questions on a local level to help ensure that the Preservation Office is responding to the needs of the Library, Princeton University, and the current field at large.

The Rare Books Conservator reports to the Head, Library Preservation.  The complete position description may be found at the “Jobs at Princeton” website:
<>. The requisition number is: 1400414.

Inquiries are most welcome. Nominations are also gratefully accepted.
Applications will only be accepted at “Jobs at Princeton” and the position will remain open until filled.



Maria Grandinette
Head, Library Preservation
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey  08544